Lots of South Philly stories in the news…
CBS 3 reported on the South Division’s Memorial Bike Ride held in honor of fallen police officers. More than 50 riders traversed an eleven-mile route through the 1st, 3rd and 17th police districts. Riders stopped at three different sites where Philadelphia Police lost their lives while on the job.
“A few notables on the opening menu include artichokes with white wine and anchovies, mint fettuccine with a pulled rabbit ragu, bucatini with arugula pesto and shaved asparagus, and grilled branzino with parsnip puree and a pomegranate reduction.” The restaurant was formerly the site of August.
We were saddened to hear that the coyote caught at 16th and Montrose Streets didn’t make it, as Philly Mag reported.
A piece on Philly.com acknowledged the pain many Vietnamese immigrants in South Philadelphia still feel about the fall of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975:
“…walk the streets of South Philadelphia, particularly around Sixth and Washington Streets, and the past is present. The South Vietnamese flag flies from homes and businesses, at the entrance to New World Plaza, a big shopping center, and at the Bo De Buddhist Temple. At Tet new year celebrations and community events, the South Vietnamese anthem is sung.”